Number of units 1,778
Franchising Since 1960
Royalty Fee 5.5%


IHOP Franchise



For 60 years, IHOP® has built a global reputation as a leader in breakfast, all day, with its world-famous buttermilk pancakes, waffles, omelets and a wide selection of lunch and dinner options. IHOP restaurants are fully franchised and are in 13 countries, including in Canada since 1969.  In Canada, IHOP is franchised by DineEquity International, Inc., whose affiliate franchises the Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar brand.  

As one of the world’s largest full-service restaurant companies and a 100% franchisee-owned system, we have a unique understanding of what it takes to succeed in a competitive marketplace— anywhere in the world. Our dedicated leadership team includes individuals with extensive experience in marketing, finance, development, culinary innovation and operations. Additionally, we UNDERSTAND Canadian franchising and franchisees, a valuable asset in growing YOUR business.

We take our obligation to our franchisees and our iconic brands seriously.



As part of that obligation and commitment to the brand and our partners, we are looking for smart successful, business owners like you express a desire to be a part of the dynamic growth of our iconic brand, especially in our key Canadian market.



National Pancake Day in Canada

For the past 4 years, Canada has joined in the brand’s National Pancake Day, offering guests a free short stack of pancakes and asking them to make a donation to Canada’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with the money raised in each community going to that area’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It’s part of our commitment to serving our guests AND serving our communities.



Our Support

  • Site selection
  • Architecture and design
  • Restaurant operations
  • Training
  • Food innovation
  • Supply chain
  • Marketing
  • Research and development
  • Opening
  • Ongoing assistance


Our Approval Process

  • Franchise inquiry/contact
  • Application form
  • Exploratory discussion with DineEquity
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Term sheet
  • Market visit and business plan
  • Franchisor due diligence/background checks
  • Franchisee visits to our Restaurant Support Center in Los Angeles, California
  • Contract execution
  • Training/open


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Nov 8, 2007

IHOP to acquire Applebee's franchise

November 07, 2007: 12:00 PM EST IHOP Corp. (NYSE: IHP) today announced that, upon the close of its acquisition of Applebee's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPB), it plans to realign its...
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Aug 13, 2007

IHOP CEO Interviewed

IHOP's chairwoman and CEO, Ms. Julia Stewart, speaks with the New York Times about the wisdom of IHOP's acquisition of the giant dining chain, Applebee's. Since joining IHOP from being president...
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Jul 16, 2007

IHOP to Acquire Applebee's

IHOP and Applebee's recently announced an agreement under which IHOP will acquire Applebee's International, Inc. ('Applebee's') for $25.50 per share in cash. The total transaction will have an...
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